Silver Kilo 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Kilo 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Kilo 2023 Year of the Rabbit

Niue, a sovereign state in free association with New Zealand, uses two official legal tender currencies. The New Zealand Dollar is the circulation currency for daily transactions, while the government also authorises legal tender coins in the Niue Dollar currency for collector's purposes.

A number of mints issue a large variety of commemorative, bullion and collector coins under the authority of Niue. These coins are dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to Niue itself. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes based on the troy ounce, but some are in the metric system and go to the large size of one kilogram (1 kg) of silver.

The coins are "Non-Circulating Legal Tender" (NCLT) and not bullion because they are issued at prices much higher than their bullion value and are targeted at collectors who appreciate them for their artistic or sentimental value, and not at bullion investors.

This silver coin, called by the mint The Black Water Rabbit, is dedicated to the Chinese Lunar Year of the Rabbit 2023.

The mint says about it:
According to the Chinese horoscope, the Year of the Black Water Rabbit occurs only once every 60 years, so this year is sure to be exceptional. The Chinese believe that people born in the Year of the Rabbit are gentle and intelligent. They are family-oriented, friendly, so they are loved by many people and are the soul of the company. This is exactly how the rabbit is depicted on the new coin dedicated to this year’s host.

The Black Water Rabbit brings good luck, which is why the rabbit is held in high regard and has much symbolism in different cultures. At different times a rabbit’s foot or tail was used as an amulet of good luck and protection. It is still believed that a gift rabbit brings harmony, friendly relations, and warmth to the home. To convey these characteristics of the rabbit, we created a coin that defies time.

MintLithuanian Mint Mint MarkLMK Total Mintage 50
Obverse
Niue / Silver Kilo 2023 Year of the Rabbit - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin features the official Public Seal of Niue.

It has an inner circle of hiapo designs, representing the fonua (land), within which are stylised designs of a tree, representing life and tagata Niue (the people of Niue), surrounded by an outer circle in the form of a traditional Niuean garland of 14 seashells (representing the 14 villages of Niue), and crowned with St Edward's Crown (of the United Kingdom), representing the sovereign as head of state.

Around above between the two circles, the inscription PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE. Below, a ribbon carries the motto ATUA NIUE TUKULAGI on two lines (meaning "God, Niue Eternally"), below which two crossed katoua (Niue fighting clubs).

Around above, the face value FIFTY DOLLARS. Around below, the date of issue 2023.

On the right, the mint mark of the Lithuanian Mint: the letters LMK arranged one over the other within a circle (with the K below tilted on its side); the abbreviation stands for Lietuvos monetų kalykla - the mint's name in Lithuanian. In small letters below that, the hallmark Ag 999 (99.9% silver).

The background is patterned with dots.

Obverse Inscription FIFTY DOLLARS 2023 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE
Reverse
Niue / Silver Kilo 2023 Year of the Rabbit - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts the head of a rabbit facing the viewer, done in small dots ("mirrors") like a mosaic; some of them are crystals embedded into the surface of the coin.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated (proof-like), Swarovski crystal inserts.
Packaging: in display box, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Lithuanian Mint SKU: 15221555.

See also

Coins issued for Niue to mark the Lunar Year of the Rabbit 2023 include:
- 1 oz Gold Bullion (New Zealand Mint), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 1 oz Gold Proof (New Zealand Mint), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 1 kg Silver (Lithuanian Mint), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 3 oz Silver Proof (New Zealand Mint), Year of the Rabbit 2023 - Bugs Bunny
- 2 oz Silver (Lithuanian Mint), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 2 oz Silver Antique (Mint XXI), Mandala Rabbit 2023
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (New Zealand Mint), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 1 oz Silver Proof (New Zealand Mint), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 1 oz Silver Proof (New Zealand Mint), Year of the Rabbit 2023 - Bugs Bunny
- 1 oz Silver Chibi (New Zealand Mint), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 17.5 g Silver Proof (Mint of Poland), Year of the Rabbit - Seven Elements 2023
- 1/2 oz Silver (Lithuanian Mint), Year of the Rabbit 2023

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Silver Kilo 2019 The Witcher - The Last Wish 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2019 50 DOLLARS Ag 999
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Silver Kilo 2021 Star Wars - Death Star 299 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 100 DOLLARS 2021
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Silver Kilo 2022 Queen Elizabeth II 96 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE 2022 80 Dollars ELIZABETH II Ag .999 1000g
Silver Kilo 2022 Star Wars - A New Hope 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 100 DOLLARS 2022
Silver Kilo 2022 The Witcher - Time of Contempt 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2022 50 DOLLARS Ag 999
Silver Kilo 2023 Year of the Rabbit 50 Public Seal of Niue FIFTY DOLLARS 2023 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE
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Silver Kilo 2023 Year of the Rabbit: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Kilo (1 kg)
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyPublic Seal of Niue
Face Value50 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage50
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerEgidijus Rapolis
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size100.0000 mm
Mass1,000.0000 g
OCC IDRMKG-OZAC-LAYQ-ENXQ
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